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That ye may grow

“that ye may grow”
1 Peter 2:2

All the provisions of God’s great wisdom and grace are to the end “that ye may grow”. Stagnation and complacency are not the options for the true child of God. As children in the natural growth is the undeniable outcome of life; so too is it in the spirit. Where there is life there must a corresponding measure of growth.

“For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God, and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.”
Hebrews 5:12

The Book of Hebrews is written to a people who were becoming lax and apathetic. The deep truths of Melchizedek were withheld from their ears because of their spiritual condition. God withholds His truths from those who do not grow and develop in Him. Spiritual sluggishness will cut off a heart from receiving deeper truths and the precious ministrations of the living Christ.

“Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.”
Hebrews 5:10

What typifies a hearing heart and a full and growing vision…

But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age…
Hebrews 5:14

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“…ye shall go forth,
and grow up as calves of the stall”
Malachi 4:2

“Why remain a babe in grace? Grow up. Young calves grow fast, especially if they are stall-fed; and thou hast the choice care of thy Redeemer. Grow, then, in grace, and in the knowledge of thy Lord and Saviour. Be neither straitened nor stunted. The Sun of Righteousness has risen upon thee. Answer to His beams, as the buds to the natural sun. Open thine heart, expand and grow up into Him in all things.”
Charles Spurgeon

SEE: Growing in God

Brian Troxel

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